TOURING

Cultured Mongrel act to create high impact, hard to predict dance theatre performances that play a dominant role in changing the

course of everyday thought.  Touring to anywhere with a double plug socket, we are dedicated to communicating between urban

and rural environments to ensure genuine engagement with both danced audiences and new audiences alike.  

 

Our work is created on a project basis using interdisciplinary performers and the range of tools needed to create the highest

quality and most effective work possible.  Less concerned with a codified form and more interested in challenging

performance practice we are eager to collaborate, question and create work that evolves with each performance.

If you are interested in booking our work please contact our producer Rob@culturedmongreldance.com

 

Photo by Cultured Mongrel
Photo by Cultured Mongrel

HERE BEFORE NOW

TOURING AUTUMN 2017

Parallel works available for mid-scale theatres and living rooms.  We've all 'been here before'. With hindsight it is east to see how history has repeated itself but what happens when life throws you a curve ball of metric proportion?  Exploring grief, change and our relationship with home, Here Before Now combines movement, music and text with live music from composer Nik Paget-Tomlinson.

 

Photo by Eoin Carey for SMHAFF
Photo by Eoin Carey for SMHAFF

EXPERTS IN SHORT TROUSERS

TOURING PRODUCTION

The young audience and their families arrive to a disaster; the cast, costume and set strewn everywhere!. Having never ventured to earth before the cast need taught how to move, what to wear and how to rebuild their escape vehicle;  with a cast distracted by the wonders of their new planet it is up to the Experts In Short Trousers to make sure the job gets done!

 

Photo by Mike Chalmers
Photo by Mike Chalmers

THINKING IN THE FIRST PERSON

TOURING PRODUCTION

Second in our social media trilogy.  A physical,

visceral and intense piece of hip hop theatre rooted in bboying and gestural movement.  Exploring identity, this quartet addresses how self value fluctuates when   faced with constantly presenting oneself online and questions the consequences of self editing. 


Photo by Mike Chalmers
Photo by Mike Chalmers

STATUS ANXIETY

TOURING PRODUCTION

 Has having the ability to connect with everyone helped us truly forget how to connect with anyone?  Bold hip hop theatre that challenges the way social media has changed our lives.  From the humble bragger to the over sharer this physical, witty and entertaining piece challenges the characters we become when hidden behind a computer screen.

 

Photo by Emma Jayne Park
Photo by Emma Jayne Park

BALANCE

TOURING PRODUCTION

Creating a world in which a life is unpacked and explored in the hope of finding a way to live.  Inspired by texts from and interviews with people living with Bipolar Disorder, created with artists whose combined skills include contemporary dance, theatre, bboying

and gymnastics.  Created with support from  the Bipolar Fellowship Scotland and The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival; presented as the feature work in their first ever dance programme. 

Photo by Emma Jayne Park
Photo by Emma Jayne Park

#TRANS

WORK IN PROGRESS

An exploration of gender roles, gender identity and sexual orientation in modern life questioning the point at which the comical stereotype becomes a hurtful slur, the assumed gender roles of behaviours and the ability for a person to forever be in a state of transformation.   

 

Created in collaboration with Jasper Dzuki Jelen, Moos van den Broek and Ukweli Roach using Cultured Mongrel's unique methodology #TheSoloFilter


Photo by Chris Kidd
Photo by Chris Kidd

THESE ARE THE CONDITIONS...

SHORT PERFORMANCE

Everything natural lends itself to the scientific phenomenon that is Chaos Theory.  It is real

science where patterns are apparent but not

obvious; where occurrences appear random but actually make perfect sense. 

 

Nobody put us in a box and then measured what happened. We happened and then we measured ourselves.

Cover Image from Voyeur Poems
Cover Image from Voyeur Poems

A CHILL RAISE YOUR SKIN

SHORT PERFORMANCE

 

'You lift your hair and the knot behind your neck loosens quick to let loose your top and I watch a chill raise your skin'    PORUBSKY Dream Girl No12
A journey into voyeurism for an audience who, by circumstance, are already willing voyeurs.

 

Photo by Grant Forbes
Photo by Grant Forbes

SUNSET MANOR

SHORT PERFORMANCE

What happens when the relationship you imagined becomes real?  Can you separate yourself from the fantasy enough to enjoy the reality?   

Sunset Manor uses the overlap in contemporary dance and bboying to highlight the strengths and vulnerability of each performer. 



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UNVIABLE

SHORT PERFORMANCE

'Abortion is discussed; abortions are not'

Created with thanks to the women who were honest enough to speak with EJP about their experiences; the work has been created to reflect the true emotional and physical devastation that can come with taking the decision to have an abortion.

Photo by Rachel Lucy King
Photo by Rachel Lucy King

EXCERPTS FROM A BIGGER PICTURE

SHORT PERFORMANCE

'We live together, we act on, and react to, one

another; but always and in all circumstances we

are by ourselves.... We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a

society of island universes.'

Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception